Thursday, June 18, 2009


Venice Beach, 1920
collection of Herald-Examiner
Summer! It's Summer! Summer is here! Summer officially begins on the Summer Solstice, June 21st, which just happens to be Father's Day this year. The days will be getting longer. We'll have more sunlight hours to enjoy our beautiful City.
On Friday and Saturday Taschen Books is having its annual warehouse sale. There are two shops in our area, the Beverly Hills store (which is gorgeous) and the WeHo Store at the Original Farmers Market. I know you need more coffee table books! Buy a book for Dad.
Depending on how you feel about your Dad, you could always take him for a field trip to see the Stinky Flower at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino. They call it "Stinky" 'cause it smells like rotting flesh. Charming. It's only stinky for a few days and it started blooming yesterday. Better hurry up!
The Los Angeles Conservancy is holding all sorts of walking tours Downtown this weekend. They're always good. After the tour, you could have lunch at Philippe's! All Dads like Philippe's.
No matter how old your Dad and his children are, it's always fun to see one of the best puppet and marionette shows in town at Bob Baker's Marionette Theater. The Theater is located just west of Downtown, The shows here are a throwback to simpler, yet highly entertaining, times. Even at my advanced age, I enjoy these shows. Sometimes they serve Balian's ice cream cups after the show. Remember Balian's ice cream? They used to sell it at my elementary school.

We're going to a couple of parties this weekend. Tomorrow, I'm bringing the famous "Hint Of Mint" cake that I stole from Stan Williams, via Ruth Handel. It's Devil's Food chocolate cake with buttercream frosting (with a few drops of green food coloring), dotted with crumbles of York Peppermint should be excellent! On Saturday we're attending a birthday party in the foothills of Glendale with a Kentucky Derby 1885 theme. That should be entertaining!

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At 1:58 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember Bob Baker's theater. It was so much fun when I was a kid!

Silver Lake


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